Webpages tagged with «HF»

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Published Feb. 28, 2022 7:51 PM

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

A white horse stands on the beach.
Published Feb. 17, 2022 3:13 PM

In this talk, philosopher and veterinarian Kerstin Weich introduces how veterinary humanities contribute to current discussions on environmentality in biomedicine. Starring: Japanese fungus, veterinarians, tapeworms, horses and dung-feeding beetles in ecological turf wars.

A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Published Feb. 17, 2022 3:12 PM

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

Entagnled photo of fish under water and mossy rocks with Kelp.
Published Feb. 9, 2022 9:51 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities hosted its first ever Knowing Natures Eco-Slam on 3 December 2021, an open drop-in exhibition with presentations and performances by the EHS Honours students.

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Published Feb. 1, 2022 2:05 PM

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.

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Published Feb. 1, 2022 10:00 AM

In 2021, OSEH continued its work to strengthen interdisciplinary research, teaching and discussions on climate change and the environment. Due to Covid-19, OSEH had to adapt to a "new normal" and postponed some of its planned activity while moving other activities to the virtual space.

Cardboard boxes are piled on top of each other. Words such as "chloropfyll" and "plants" are written all over the boxes.
Published Jan. 28, 2022 3:37 PM
If—on our present horizon—design appears as environmental humanities gone live, education must be a key player in hatching and cultivating the awareness of this possibility. In this talk, anthropologist Theodor Barth shares his perspectives.
An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Published Jan. 28, 2022 11:53 AM

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.

Several twigs with sprouting buds.
Published Jan. 14, 2022 3:31 PM

New OSEH Associate Professor II, Michelle Bastian, will discuss her current fellowship project which will build connections with phenology, the study of lifecycle timing in plants and animals, and humanities research.  

A landscape photograph portraying hills and forests. In the distance clouds are gathering.
Published Jan. 12, 2022 6:01 PM

In this talk, anthropologist Anselmo Matusse introduces how the Mozambican state establishes extractivism in the country and its pernicious effects on people and landscapes on the ground.

An illustration of lakes, hills and the sky.
Published Nov. 9, 2021 10:31 AM

How can we balance wilding agricultural land to increase biodiversity, while maintaining the cultural heritage within landscapes? Is it possible to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems, while restoring culture too? What issues are at stake in the UN Decade on Restoration? 

Register here by the 25th of November to participate.

Photo montage of four people on a Zoom call
Published Oct. 21, 2021 8:56 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities congratulates Honours certificate students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke, as well as history student Andrine Brorson, with winning the first Faculty of Humanities case competition!

The image illustrates how white is seen under the microscope, textures are amplified.
Published Oct. 13, 2021 2:19 PM

In this talk, artist Marte Johnslien and art historian Ingrid Halland will introduce their new research project The Materiality of White that explores how the Norwegian innovation Titanium Dioxide has changed surfaces in art, architecture and design—making the world whiter, brighter and cleaner looking.

Poster with information on the event "Monsters of the Anthropocene" over an image of a box full of toys.
Published Oct. 13, 2021 1:55 PM

What do the futures of monster theory hold? And what stories can we tell about its origins? ‘Unruly Origins, Strange Futures’ explores the pasts and futures of thinking with monsters through art, politics, storytelling and scholarship.

Approximately 50 people posing for a picture, each holding a plant in their hand.
Published Sep. 20, 2021 9:48 AM

In his talk, poet, writer and language teacher Kenneth Nsah will discuss the role of literature in climate mitigation, environmental protection, and nature conservation in the Congo Basin. He will address how literature can promote and challenge environmental policies and practices.

A bowl of porridge sprinkled with nuts.
Published Sep. 16, 2021 12:44 PM

Troels Troels-Lunden (1840-1921) wrote porridge and gruel were the oldest known warm dishes in Scandinavia. Both before and since, porridge has remained key in the lives of many Scandinavians up until very recently. In this talk, Tarjei Brekke, master student at the program Chinese Culture and Society, offers some reflections on this ancient food and his experiences with finding some of its first ingredients in the contemporary world.

Several vultures sitting by the edge of a cliff looking out.
Published Sep. 10, 2021 1:29 PM

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Sara Asu Schroer will introduce us to her ongoing ethnographic research project that investigates the challenges and possibilities of European vulture conservation within landscapes that have become at once increasingly toxic and sanitized.

An orange cage with a small green bird in.
Published Sep. 9, 2021 9:27 AM

This workshop explore the writing of multispecies worlds. What are the challenges and possibilities of researching and narrating the ways of life of other species in their entangled, co-forming relationships? This is work that frequently raise difficult questions that are at once epistemological and ethical. The workshop will be led by writer and field philosopher Thom van Dooren.

An old and worn black and white photograph of a sailing ship with crew
Published Sep. 7, 2021 5:44 PM

Towards the end of the 19th century, there was a modest but regular export of block ice from Norwegian lakes to Algeria. In this Environmental Lunchtime Discussion, historian Solfrid Klakegg Surland will explain how studying the marketing and consumption of Nordic ice in a hot colonial market can teach us something about the relationship between humans and things.

Picture of a woman on the icy fjord with a larger sound instrument
Published Sep. 5, 2021 12:05 PM

On the 28th of August, Honours Certificate students from the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences participated in a sound workshop with Signe Lidén. The goal of the exercise was to learn how to build microphones and explore how listening in different ways can contribute to place-based learning.

Illustration with circular arrows and a three
Published Aug. 30, 2021 2:29 PM

This presentation explores the historical transformations of technoscientific understandings of space and their relation to nature and agriculture

Textured desert sand stretching out into the horizon.
Published Aug. 24, 2021 4:13 PM

This talk by environmental anthropologist Pierre du Plessis explores the skilled practice of tracking as a method for noticing and theorizing landscape change. Beginning with an overview of my work in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana, he shows how tracking involves an attunement to broader landscape relations in ways that exceed the exclusive relationship to animals usually associated with tracking. 

Close-up of a lamb investigating the camera lense
Published Aug. 20, 2021 3:44 PM

Professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp and journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson invites the audience into the world of textiles, where currently an important environmental battle about how "sustainability" should be defined and understood. They showcase the role of the small and the local in the inevitable transformation ahead, and how green-washing is flooding marketing and policy strategies.

A young woman seems to be balancing over a log in the forest. There is a lake in the background.
Published Aug. 20, 2021 3:43 PM

Drawing on two years of fieldwork with minority youth who participated in an outdoor education program located in a low-income area of Oslo, anthropologist Tuva Beyer Broch focus how youth balance their own family background, peers, authority figures, Norwegian society and natural surroundings.

A server panel lit in blue and green.
Published Aug. 19, 2021 12:33 PM

This talk by assistant professor Anne Pasek at Trent University asks what might happen if the environmental humanities were to extend its intellectual project to the domain of research methods. What would more ecologically-just modes of inquiry and exchange look like, and how might they work to reconfigure the global academy for the better?